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    Shelf life on containers?

    really Rob? So a harness that was made from neon pink that shows fading within 6 months has lost half it's strength while the black harness still looks great after 10 years hasn't lost anything?
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    Pitching in a Track

    I remember hearing the same stories....but I pretty much always dump without slowing down. I've never noticed a different between that & not. I'm willing to bet it came from some old fart that couldn't track to save his ass (his vertical speed actually increased dramatically and horizontal motion was minimal). Just my thought on it.
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    Ejection Seat Servicing

    I know Kelly Farrington at Velocity has packed a few. He might be able to help you out. Don't tell him I mentioned it though.
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    camera mounts

    I would imagine that they would be confused. Here's a couple of examples. I'm not at home to take pics of my setup but this should help. The attached JPG is from ebay ('RRS quick release' search) - The L bracket attaches to the camera...allows for horizontal or portrait mounting of the camera to the clamp - The clamp mounts to the helmet...and basically stays there. This allows the camera (with the L bracket) to be put on the camera and removed as needed. The quick release clamp I have is not the twist knob like this one...but an actual lever quick release (similar to the 2nd jpg). The problem with this is the tolerances are pretty tight and the cheap ass aftermarket L bracket I bought for a different camera didn't quite work....too loose. Edit....found a better pic of the set up that might help as well....see the attached PDF.
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    camera mounts

    There's a quick release on the helmet and the L-bar attaches to the camera. It's a dove tail style of attachment to the quick release. You can remove the camera and rotate it 90 degrees for vertical format. I'm not at home and can't get you pics...but the RRS website should show you all this. It's a bit of overkill but man are they nice.
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    Tunnel to AFF training BSR change

    how is this any different than the sketchy tandem progression method where you really don't have any idea of what the student is doing....then they're handed off to an AFF instructor (yes, one instructor)? At least in the tunnel they're not strapped to an instructor under a drogue. There's a local DZ here in Oregon doing this method and from what I can see it's working just fine. They still (the instructor) has the ability to say 'nah, i want 2 instructors for this one'. I think it's a viable option. The tunnel can be such a great tool. I'm not advocating one way or the other.......just throwing this out there.
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    rear sit wing or not to rear sit wing

    my opinion here for what's worked for me. No booties....those will only cause you issues and are only good on your belly (i'm sure you knew that). I like the big size wing (and i'm not a big person). I'd also get a jacket instead....a few reasons; when it's hot as balls, you can wear it with shorts....when it's cold you can wear it over a jump suit. And for practice...start chasing belly jumpers to get a feel for it. It's not sit flying by any means....i've likened it to being in a recliner. The slower the fall rate, the more I'm leaning back. The faster, the more up right i am. It's a lot of fun and my range is very good (better than when I used to do this on my belly).
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    rear sit wing or not to rear sit wing

    Don't do it. The one I got had them and man was it crazy floaty (tony jacket). I cut off the pocket and stuck w/ the wing. It works great...14 years and still going strong. Just to add...I'm assuming you're asking about the pocket that was used on 'sit suits'....right?
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    camera mounts

    Here's an old one but you can see that the camera is mounted horizontal. Looking at the pic, the vert mount is on the right side, just open the quick release and rotate...then lock in. Look on ebay since they aren't cheap...and fyi....I have a knock off brand for a different camera and it sucks. I'd pay for the RRS model.
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    camera mounts

    RRS (really right stuff) is the bomb for this option. I have it for my 5D and love it. Get the L bracket and you can switch between the 2 (vertical/horizontal) really quick.
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    Freefly bungee knot

    Try a double or triple overhand knot (or figure 8)...something that's much bigger. I've always just tied it back to itself but if the bungee is too short....get a longer piece. If you have a pair of old goggles, use the bungee off those.
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    Lost art of flat packing

    I still flat pack reserves....though it ends up like a pro pack all stacked on the nose.
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    fixing a corrupt gopro video?

    Anyone have an easy (free) fix for this? I have a couple of videos on my hero4 that are corrupt and I'd really like to have them. When I landed the gopro gave me the 'SD ERROR'....not sure what that means. But the file size leads me to believe that there's something there.
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    Introducing UPT's Mutant Swoop Rig

    I hate to be a debbi downer but I'm predicting there will be an uptick in spinal injuries with these. With the typical skydiving rig the femur seems to be the break that happens the most. Now with the pilot more reclined the ass will most likely pound in first thus creating spinal injuries. These have been used for a long ass time in paragliding and it's taught to get out of the harness (the reclining position) when getting close to landing. The reason being is if you take a collapse (and that shit happens) you'll want your feet below you to attempt to make a PLF. Spinal injuries seems pretty common in paragliding similar to femurs in skydiving. Just my 2 cents....I hope I'm wrong.
  15. can you post a picture of what you're talking about? I have the same style of quick release as well but am not grasping your question. Is the quick release w/ the lever?...or the knob to tighten it down? Also, you can find older versions of these on ebay if that helps.